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quickly it can turn deadly: >>> the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. >>> as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors. mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. >>> the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
to happen in the military trial of army major nadal hassan, accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage in for the fort hood. ab evaluation of his boss called him a good soldier. the prosecutor submitted more than 700 pieces of evidence against hassan much hassan admitted to the shooting, saying the rampage was necessary to protect muslims abroad, preparing for iraq and afghanistan. >>> bradley manning, army private sentenced yesterday to 35 years for leaking classified documents now says he intends to live out the rest of his life as a woman. his attorney appeared in national television read a statement from his client. i am chelsea manning. i'm female. given the way i feel since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. the army private is sending president obama a letter, explaining why he decided to leak through wiki leaks. he suggested the identity was a factor in manning's decision to leak the dumes. >>> we're learning more about the surveillance activities of the national security agency. nearly classified documents, nsa illegally gathered tens an th
this evening. first the fort hood shooter. nadal hassan convicted on all counts in the shooting rampage. nearly four years ago now, opening fire on his fellow soldiers, killing 13 people. hassan did not flinch as the verdict was read. he could now face the death penalty. and robert bales behind one of the worst atrocities in the war in afghanistan, that mass killing. sentenced to life without parole today. the father of two confessed to killing 16 villagers, mostly women and children in march of 2012. the families traveling 7,000 miles to testify against the american staff sergeant. he pleaded guilty to the massacre in order to avoid the death penalty. >>> now to las vegas tonight and a major plot thwarted. an undercover sting that busted a sinister plan well under way. tonight these two suspects in custody. one a grandmother, both charged with planning to kidnap, torture, and kill a cop, all in the shadow of the sunset strip. why did they allegedly hatch this plan? here's abc's steve osunsami now. >> reporter: on the glittery streets of las vegas, police working under cover since april, say th
security is at risk. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday for majoro nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty much can iing -- killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. he admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was rent the jury will decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales, responsible for killing 15 afghan civilians last year will serve life in prison with no possibility of pair he'll. he opened fire on men, women and children. some felt the punishment was not harsh enough. al-jazeera alan schoffler has more. >> the panel deliberatiated 90 minutes. life in prison for no chance of parole for sergeant robert bales who has confessed to killing 16 civilians. he showed no visible response for the division. for the afghans flown here as prosecution witnesses, the harshest sentence was not harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find
of those killed. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do not have a motive. >>> in lebanon, the death toll from two car bombings has now climbed to 47. it happened on friday in tripoli in the northern part of the country. today, we are seeing just how powerful those bombs were. it appears to have been a pair. mistaken of the victims had attended afternoon prayers. at least 300 people are hospitalized, 65 of those in critical condition no. one has claimed responsibility for the att
-martial. they are ordered, however, by a judge to stay. monique griego has more. >> reporter: today, a judge ruled hassan'sa standby attorneys must continue to assist him as he acts as his own attorney. yesterday, the court-martial came to a halt when the lawyers asked to be pulled from the case. hassan admitted to being the shooter in fort hood in 2009 they say he is trying to get the death penalty and they will not help him be a martyr. they claim the judge is forcing them to vilit professional rules of conduct. >> thank you. hasan is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder. and could get the death penalty. >>> attention shoppers, the maryland tax-free week kicks off this sunday. linh bui has more on howee can all save. >> retailers call it christmas in august. it is the second best biggest shopping week of the whole year. >> reporter: little madison needs new clothes. >> shoes. she loves shoes and bows. >> reporter: good timing for grandma. shop maryland tax-free week. clothing and shoes priced more. >> everyone should go and shop for their back-to-school clothes. because you can save $60, $70, $80 fo
something, do it big. >> trial for ft. hood shooter major hassan is due to begin today. >> now speak to the gunman chosen to represent himself. >> a fast-moving wildfire threatened homes in southern california. many are still under evacuation this morning. >> terrifying in boston. >> swerved in front of a delivery truck. the driver was not seriously injured. >> a russian police officer pulls him over and winds up on the hood of the speeding car. the driver was tracked down and arrested. >> all that matters. >> worried about al qaeda and anywhere they are in the world. >> now we know americans just need to avoid this area. >> on "cbs this morning." >> at some point we'll sit in front of an arbiter and give our case. >> anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning. there is a lot of news. >> there's a lot of news. good morning to you. >> we begin with this. state department urging americans to leave yemen immediately. u.s. embassy being evacuated. terror threat level is extremely high. britain is also evacuating
of the death penalty. >> but a death sentence gives hassan what he wants. he has already told mention health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr and his court martial defense reflected it. hasan acted as his own lawyer admitting to the crimes in his opening statements. some survivors are con floithd which sentence brings a greater sense of justice: the death penalty or life behind bars. to reach a death sentence, the jury vote must be unanimous and it would immediately trigger a series of automatic appeals that could drag on for years. >> if there is a vote against the death penalty, it's not necessarily going to be a reflection that they think the crime was somehow mitigated. i think it will because one or two members simply decides that it would be a more appropriate penalty for nadal hasan to spend the rest of his life under army custody at fort levenworth in a wheelchair and i think that's a possibility. >> the u.s. has not executed a military service member since 1961. currently, five u.s. soldiers sit on death row. one has been there for 25 years. ultimately, the president must si
in the rampage. >>> new this morning, iran's new president took the oath of office. hassan rouhani was sworn in, in a ceremony shown live on iranian tv. foreign dictators attended for the first time since the islamic revolution in 1979. >>> russian and chinese soldiers are running joint anti- terrorism drills dubbed peace 2013. security forces are participating in exercises in russia's mountain region. troops are training by simulating combat and battle planning. >>> and president obama is spending his birthday today celebrating with family and friends at camp david. before he took off, he was briefed on the terrorist threat that will cause 21 embassies to close today. the white house officials say he will continue to be updated throughout the weekend. by the way, the president turns 52. >>> the message from tens of thousands of bart riders? make a deal, today! >>> our kpix 5 poll on who is making a better case, the unions or bart managers. >>> and they're gloomy looking on the outside but bright on the inside. the message behind the darkness of these so-called depression kits. >>> and fog and
by a scandal set off by his wife as murder i've british businessman. the sentences face for hassan is underway. huh shann is the gunman responsible for the fort hoot shooting rampage in november 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder. and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from victims families over the new few days. meantime, george zimmerman is asking the state of florida to cover some of his legal fees, a lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer plans to file a motion to cover between $20,300,000 of legal fees, the 29-year-old was acquitted of all charges including seconds degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed team treyvon martin in florida. thieves of being blamed in mexico's debtsly train crash where officials say the train derailed because of the track had be been stolen at least six people were killed when they hitched a right on the train. 250 migrants were hoping to reach the u.s. in search of a better life. the japanese government says it will take charge of to dismantle and did he con damn nate severely damaged
. >>> major nadal hassan's trial begins tomorrow. a jury will decide if he should receive the death penalty. anna warner was in the courtroom as the verdicts were announced on friday. >> reporter: major nadal hassan looked out as the jury voted unanimously that he was guilty on 13 counts of premeditated murder and guilty of 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. over 13 days prosecutors laid out a detailed case to convince the jury that hasan came to believe he had a jihad duty to kill soldiers. then carried out a plan to do that. he they showed evidence he trained for months at a shooting range. then hid two guns and 420 rounds of ammunition in his army fatigues. then went to a medical building where members of his unit were preparing to deploy. witnesses told of a scene of terror and chaos as hasan opened fire on a group of 45 unarmed soldiers. they listened as a pregnant soldier, private velez, begged for mercy saying my baby my baby before she was shot and killed. has hasan admitted i am the shooter, in his open ing statements. he didn't testify or call wi
hassan has chance to give his defense in his trial for killing 13 people and wounding several more at fort hood in texas four years ago. he's acting as his own lawyer but questioned only three of the the prosecution's nearly 90 witnesses. it is unclear if he testifies and if he does, he is expected to talk about religious justifications for his actions. >>> today marks six weeks, the toddler was reported missing. he told police someone kidnapped daphne while he went to the store. daphne's family is desperately seeking any new information for her disappearance much the city is planning to put up daphne's picture and phone number for a tipline in an led billboard in front of the oakland arena. >> there's several missteption. the latest is the opening ceremony much plans for the original multi-million dollar bash were cancelled due to construction and delays. now the chronicle is reporting the scaled down version will take place. governor brown will not take place over the weekend. he will be in michigan. they are still deciding who will participate in the ceremony. >> time now, 6:48.
. >>> and the sentencing phase set to begin monday in the fort hood shooting court-martial. could major nidal hassan get the death penalty for his crimes? our legal panel weighs in straight ahead. any last requests mr. baldwin? do you mind grabbing my phone and opening the capital one purchase eraser? i need to redeem some venture miles before my demise. okay. it's easy to erase any recent travel expense i want. just pick that flight right there. mmm hmmm. give it a few taps,'s taken care of. this is pretty easy, and i see it works on hotels too. you bet. now if you like that, press the red button on top. ♪ how did he not see that coming? what's in your wallet? first wait till summer. then get the cars ready. now add the dodge part. ♪ the dodge summer clearance event. right now get 0% financing for to 72 months and no payments for 90 days on all dodge vehicles. it's a reality check. i had my reality check when i'd be sitting there with my friends who had their verizon phones and i'd be sitting there like "mine's still loading!" i couldn't get email. i couldn't stream movies. i couldn't uplo
. the last time the u.s. military executed a soldier was back in 1961. hassan killed 13 of his fellow unarmed soldiers and injured more than 30 others at that texas army base. >> a newly released videotape shows eyewitness testimony in the 1975 assassination attempt on president gerald ford. that testimony coming from the president himself. the videotape shows ford answering questions about the attempt. a jury convicted lynette, squeaky fromme. this is the first time a sitting president has ever given oral testimony in a trial. >> she was three to four feet from me when i first noticed her. she appeared to want to come married. i had the impression she did come forward. i didn't see the precise movement. i stopped, because i had the impression she wanted to speak to me or shake my hand, and as i moved to either shake hands or speak to her, i then notice said the gun. as i indicated, it in her hand was approximately two feet from it. >> now ford videotaped that testimony for use in squeaky fromme's trial. she was sentenced to life in prison, released in parole in 2009. she now lives in new yor
. >>> the military trial of major hassan resumes today in texas. he's representing himself in the fort oo wood shooting massacre. 13 fellow soldiers were shot and killed in november of 2009. so far he's watched in silence as more than 40 witnesses described how he prepared and carried out the massacre. >>> sentencing for the hearing of army private bradley manning is tightened after this courtroom video appears online. it's set to a track of people chanting free bradley manning. manning is expected to make a statement wednesday. he faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking classified documents to wikileaks. >>> tonight the city council is expected to make a preliminary vote on the plan to give $107 million to the harbor point development. groups against that plan say they will continue to fight and will protest outside city hall. the city council president says the project has the votes to pass the 15-member council. a final vote is expected sometime next month. >>> it's managed to stay dry so far. let's take a live look outside right now. wjz has weather and traffic together. chelsea ingram
is hassan rouhani. already suggested reforms including freeing up the internet access and also eliminating the segregation of women and he was warmly endorsed by the supreme leader on saturday when both men said the way forward for iran is through moderation, not extremism. but the real question is will this new president mean that iran with its economy withering under tough international sanctions be more willing to negotiate giving up some of its nuclear am bigs? that is the change the u.s. will be looking for. now back to you. >> all right, nbc's ann curry, thanks so much. >>> seeing congress through the eyes of google glass here from an nbc news producer about what it was like to wear them in the hallowed halls. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why the internet needs a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this going to be big. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the us
murder at fort hood. major nidal hassan committed the deadliest shooting ever on a u.s. military base. at a minimum, he will spend the rest of his life in prison but prosecutors want the death penalty. they plan to call 20 witnesses including relatives of the 13 people who died in 2009. >>> this morning convicted murderer jodi arias is expected to be back in an arizona courtroom. she was convicted of first- degree murder in may but she has not been sentenced. that's because of a mistrial -- a mistrial was declared when the penalty phase ended with a hung jury. but the jury finding still stands that arias killed travis alexander in a cruel manner. >>> penn state university is getting ready to pay settlements to victim of jerry sandusky. they have set aside $60 million for the payoff . the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted last year on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. 69-year-old jerry sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in jail. >>> 5:51. coming up, a sigh of relief. why zoo officials in d.c. are cautiously optimistic about their newest addition. plus -- >>
the man that shot me, major hassan will be the man cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> reporter: hassan, who was also shot, is in a wheelchair and now wears a beard citing his muslim believes. he has not denied being the gunman and asked to plead guilty, but that was prohibited under military law because prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. he will be allowed to testify on his own behalf, but the judge denied his request to argue that he shot at u.s. soldiers to prevent taliban fighters from being killed in afghanistan. >> i believe that the judge made it quite clear that if he starts to grand stand in any way and steps away from the rules of court, his ability to represent himself will be revoked, and his defense counsel will step in and represent him. >> reporter: many of the shooting survivors are expected to testify and are petitioning the u.s. government to classify the incident as an act of terror so they can get combat-related benefits. many are angry that hassan is still being paid his military salary, totaling about $300,000 since his arrest. the judg
that hassan houhani will be a very different leader than his presentedpredecessor. by contrast rouhani, a cleric who studied law in britain, is a moderate reformer. he's also says his health policy adviser, a pragmatic and broad-minded diplomat. do you think he would even seek direct talks with the united states? >> actually personally for myself, i hope so but it needs time. >> reporter: rouhani was the surprise winner of the presidential election back in june when he captured a significant share of the youth vote. now he's got to deliver on his election promises. first and foremost reviving the economy. iranians are having a hard time making ends meet as international sanctions, brought on by iran's nuclear program, are effectively choking off the country's income. on the campaign trial, rouhani vowed to improve living conditions. the only way to do that is to get sanctions lifted by coming to the nuclear negotiateing table prepared to compromise when talks resume later this fall. two of president rouhani's initial main appointments may be real indicators that
continues today. major nidal hassan is acting as his own lawyer and told the court the evidence will clearly show he's the shooter. one of the shooting victims who survived says i has physical as well as emotional scars. >> i don't go to crowded places anymore. i 0 don't even go to the mall -- i don't even go to the mall. i don't take my child to disneyland. i can't deal with it. >> if convicted, he faces the death penalty. >>> the government in yemen says it foiled an al qaeda plot to take over key cities and blow up gas facilities. a u.s. drone strike overnight killed six suspected militants. this is the day of a most americans were evacuated from the embassy there. this is the fifth suspected u.s. drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. >>> new security barriers have been set up outside of the u.s. embassy in yemen. air force this stems from an al qaeda threat that led to the closing of embassies and consulates across africa and the middle east. rudy giuliani says if the rus is forced to close embassies because of terrorist threats then the thrifts have won. >> we've gotta build up
's new president hassan rowhani. >> we turn to iran. they have a new president. some thing he's a moderate. >> yes. >> do you think there's such a thing? >> when you're talking about a moderate in iran you're talking a very narrow as spegts of it. perhaps the good news is rowhani really does have a belief that he needs to change the internal politics of iran that he needs to give a little bit more face to the people of iran that he needs to fix the economy, perhaps through that you can get some openings on the foreign policy side but i would not begin to believe that this is someone who's going to meadably begin to change the foreign policy. >> but should the united states take advantage of what might be a small opening with him, and if so, what should they do? >> first of all, keep in place the sanctions that are there so that they're continues to be pressure for change in iran. secondly by all means, make iran the aur that has been made repeatedly since 2006 and see if the change in circumstances politically in iran and the fact that the iranian econo
of a civil war. >> sentencing begins today for major nadal hassan. he was convicted in the 2009 shooting rampage in fort hood texas. he says it was carried out to protect those abroad. now the jury will decide whether hassan should be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> from texas this morning, the chilling call to 911 from a boy home alone when burglars broke in. terrified and alone last tuesday, deion murdoch called police. >> they just broke the window ma'am. >> they just broke the window. what room are you in. >> my mother's room right now, please hurry. >> i am, stay on the phone with me. >> the dispatcher told him to lock himself in the closet. >> i'm going to have to whisper now because i think they're coming in. >> do you have weapons inside the closet. >> no, ma'am. please hurry. >> they are. they are. they're turning on your street. >> as police drew closer so are the intruders. they're in here. >> they're inside the room now. they're inside the bedroom where he is at. then dead silence for nearly a minute. are you there deion? just stay there. the officers, i
hassan shot her, giving the distinct impression he heard the cries for help and still shot her. .assan objected to that he asked the judge to remind the witness she was under oath. the witness was asked if she wanted to change any have heard testimony -- of her testimony and she defiantly said no, she did not want to change a word. he is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted re- meditated murder. 45 counts in total. >> one last question. what is your sense of how long this trial may go? a fairly quick 15 witnesses today. the original estimate was up to three months. the way it is looking now, i spoke with a military legal expert who thought the prosecution might be done within about three weeks. -- two witnesses, one of whom may be himself. we do not know yet. there is -- speculation he would take the stand himself, which would be an interesting moment, because he would open himself up to cross examination from prosecutors, which defendants very rarely do. >> joining us from texas, he is covering the trial. you can read his reporting. thank you for
information. >> this major story army major nadal hassan found guilty on all counts. he faces the death penalty for killing 13 people when he injured others. he said this on fox and friends. >> what was really relieving is it took four years to come to this point and when survivors are talking about this, we talked about the need for justice to be served and when we saw the verdict come down, it meant a whole lot to us. all 13 jurors must vote for excuse or he will get the rest of his life in prison. and an 8-year-old girl fights off a would-be kidnapper in her backyard. >> she bit down on the man's hand and she kicked him and when she broke free ran into the neighbor's side door. >> the kidnapping attempt caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera. >> authorities are warning families to be extra vigilant. >> it was monkey see monkey do. little girl making friends with this gorilla. each other copies movements and sharing a kiss. >> you know what she said? >> oo oo oo oo oo afth, ah, ah, ah. >> what does a panda say rick? >> i don't know, i don't know those games. >> soon your level of
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